Documentation forServer & Application Monitor
Monitoring your applications and environment is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability and is also available in a standalone module, Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Hybrid Cloud Observability and SAM are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

File Count

Assign this SAM application monitor template to a node to monitor the number of files within a specific directory and, optionally, a subdirectory.


WMI access on target server.


Administrator rights on target server.

Component monitors

The main component monitor in this template is a File Count Monitor that tallies the number of files in a directory and, optionally, subdirectories. For field descriptions, see File Count Monitors.

To learn about the other component monitors in this template:

  1. Navigate to the Manage Application Monitor Templates page.
  2. Select this template.
  3. Click Edit to display component monitor details.